Pollensa or Pollença in Majorca lies at the Northern tip of this beautiful Spanish Balearic island. It is around 6 kilometres west of the coastal resort of Puerto Pollensa, and close to the mountain ranges of Sierra Del Norte and Sierra De Tramuntana. The large resort of Alcudia is also close by.
Pollensa is approximately a one hour drive north of the capital and airport location of Palma, which is approximately 65 km away.
Pollensa is steeped in history and its name is derived from the Roman name Pollentia. The town has largely been unaffected by tourism and maintains its old village charm. Pollensa was built around the base of a hill, where a chapel named El Calvari can be found, famous for its 365 steps which lead up to it. Characteristics of the town are its narrow cobbled lanes; it is a maze of winding streets and attractive old buildings, some dating from as early as the 13th century. There are many cafes and restaurants in the town, serving all types of international and Spanish cuisine.
The town of Pollensa with its diverse landscape attracts many artists and painters. There are many fantastic galleries and art shops here. The weekly market is held every Sunday morning in the main square, and sells fresh flowers, fruit and souvenirs.
Pollensa holds many festivals throughout the year, the annual carnival takes place in February and the patron saint day is held in July. The Pollensa International Classical Music Festival also takes place in July and August and attracts international stars. At Easter time there is also a festival in Pollensa.
When taking a holiday in Pollensa, it is highly recommended to hire a car to be able to discover the natural beauty and landscapes of the stunning island of Majorca.
A 15 to 20 minute drive away from Pollensa is a large water park, ‘Hidropark Alcudia’ which is open from May to October, which is a fantastic attraction for families on holiday.